Urban and Rural Planning
Land use planning that supports active transportation and community and public transit is an important element of overall community design.
For instance, mixed-use development situates homes, stores and restaurants along public transit and active transportation routes, allowing these modes of travel to be efficient, affordable, and convenient for running multiple errands at once.
The Urban and Rural Planning Network seeks to support municipalities that are Integrating transit-oriented development and walkable communities in their overall planning. Municipalities have many policy and regulatory tools available to them, including building density requirements, site planning for pedestrian safety, and development of public green spaces.
The objective of this network is also to identify key transportation centres across Nova Scotia and integrate public and community transit, active transportation, and supportive land uses within and between these centres.